International Primate Trade

IPPL at CITES CoP18

By International Primate Protection League / August 25, 2019 / Comments Off on IPPL at CITES CoP18

Global Advocacy Update One of the most important meetings about protections for primates and other wildlife is current underway in Geneva, Switzerland: the 18th Conference of the Parties for the Convention International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES. Here’s a round up of some highlights from the conference so far. IPPL Delegation IPPL is well represented…

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U.S. primate import statistics for 2013

By International Primate Protection League / January 17, 2014 /

After four straight years of decline, the number of primates imported into the U.S. unfortunately increased by 8.5 percent over last year’s figure, according to preliminary data IPPL has been able to obtain from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Last year, according to revised data we received on April 8, 2013, the U.S. imported…

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Trophy monkeys?

By International Primate Protection League / February 22, 2013 / Comments Off on Trophy monkeys?

For the first time ever, IPPL was recently able to obtain data on (of all things) primate trophy hunting! Yes, it still happens. As IPPL Executive Director Shirley McGreal says, “We are more familiar with U.S. trophy hunters going to Africa to shoot elephants, lions, and antelopes. But quite a few add monkeys to their…

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U.S. primate import statistics for 2012

By International Primate Protection League / January 18, 2013 /

Last fall, we got a surprise package. Actually seven of them. They were boxes of papers that were the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that IPPL CEO Shirley McGreal had submitted… four years earlier. Shirley had wanted to know more precise figures about primate imports into the U.S. So she tried…

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U.S. 2010 primate imports decrease slightly over 2009 figures

By International Primate Protection League / September 16, 2011 / Comments Off on U.S. 2010 primate imports decrease slightly over 2009 figures

According to data IPPL has received from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S. imported 21,315 monkeys and apes last year. That is 783 fewer than in 2009. This sounds like good news, but the data do not indicate some important information, such as: how many monkeys were dead on arrival, where the imported…

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